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Chez Charlotte and Emily

Chez Charlotte and Emily

(1979)
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Imagine a bookish man named Francis D., swimming at a public beach in Cape Cod, who drifts out beyond his depth. Imagine that he doesn't drown, that the tide carries him to a private cove where he is rescued by two mysterious young women named Charlotte and Emily. Imagine then that Francis leaves behind his former humdrum life-his formidable wife and teenage daughter-and embarks on a series of violent and erotic adventures, as dream-like as reels of film. Imagine at the same time that a man named Joshua Quartz is telling his silent wife, Genevieve, the story of Francis's adventures, that they have little other communication, that the story is a way of keeping contact between husband and wife alive. Imagine that at some point Genevieve tells her own story, within and without Joshua's account. Baumbach's characters make occasional connections, make love and war, in the disguises of metaphor. If the main action is dream-like or fantastic, the real world is always at the window looking in.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1979 : USA Hardback
Title: Chez Charlotte and Emily
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
ISBN: 0-914590-56-1 / 978-0-914590-56-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Chez Charlotte and Emily
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
ISBN: 1-57366-823-0 / 978-1-57366-823-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: F2c
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 1979 : USA Paperback
Title: Chez Charlotte and Emily
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
ISBN: 0-914590-57-X / 978-0-914590-57-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Chez Charlotte and Emily: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
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